Chris Isaak - NewsThe latest news from Chris Isaak Isaak in London<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris is in London to coincide with the UK release of First Comes The Night: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and has a busy schedule with TV appearances confirmed including:<br /> <br /> - Thursday 4th Feb ITV Lorraine 8:30AM<br /> - Saturday 6th Feb BBC 1 Saturday Kitchen 10AM<br /> - Sunday 7th Feb BBC 2 Andrew Marr Show 9AM<br /> - Vintage TV-Needle Time- broadcast date TBC<br /> <br /> In addition, Chris will be talking to various UK publications including Man About Town/The Independent/Uncut and Guitar Magazine.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:53:00 -0800 Lineup for Super Bowl Week Announcecd<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee announced the entertainment lineup of its free-to-the-public fan village, Super Bowl City presented by Verizon. With more than 35 free performances by Grammy-winning headliners, community performers and local Bay Area favorites, Super Bowl City will showcase two stages, The City Stage presented by the Levi brand and the Fan Stage in the Fan Energy Zone powered by SAP.<br /> <br /> Over the course of nine days, visitors to Super Bowl City will be treated to free concerts by some of the worlds most notable artists and the Bay Areas finest performers, said Keith Bruce, CEO of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. Whether its local groups like Loco Bloco or musicians like the Bay Areas Chris Isaak, the culture and fabric of the region will be well-represented.<br /> <br /> In a break from tradition, Super Bowl City will be open for an extra weekend this year, providing local residents the opportunity to experience the excitement of Super Bowl 50 before out-of-town guests arrive. Super Bowl City will open Saturday, January 30, with the days activities topped off with the Host Committees Saturday Night Lights celebration: the official re-lighting of the iconic Bay Lights on the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bay Bridge, followed by the Macys Fireworks Show and a performance by the Bay Areas own Chris Isaak.<br /> <br /> <strong>Saturday January 30</strong><br /> <strong>The City Stage presented by Levi:</strong><br /> <br /> 12:00PM-1:30PM:</p> <p>- Destiny Arts<br /> - Sean Hayes</p> <p>7:25PM:</p> <p>- Bay Lights Re-lighting<br /> - Macys Fireworks Show<br /> - Chris Isaak</p> <p>For more info and a full schedule of events, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:01:00 -0800 Comes The Night UK Release<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>First Comes The Night will be released in the UK on February 5!<br /> <br /> More exciting news to follow but you can pre-order the album now from Amazon: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:17:00 -0800 with Kelly & Michael<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>If you missed Chris on Live with Kelly & Michael this week - dont fret! You can <a href="">watch a live performance</a> and check out a few <a href="">photos</a> from his appearance right here at</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:30:00 -0800 Round Up<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris is making the rounds this week to promote <em><strong>First Comes The Night</strong></em>. Below are a few of the shows hell appearing on.</p> <p>Check your local listings for details:</p> <p><strong>Huffington Post Live</strong><br /> Interview on Tue, Dec 8 at 3:30PM Eastern/12:30PM Pacific<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> <strong>Live with Kelly & Michael</strong><br /> Live performance on Wed, Dec 9<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> <strong>Good Day New York Fox 5</strong><br /> Live performance on Thu, Dec 10 at 9:30AM Eastern<br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:35:00 -0800 Isaak Talks Recording ‘First Comes the Night’ in Nashville<br /><img src="" /><br /><p> correspondent Adam Weissler recently caught up with singer Chris Isaak, who is promoting his new album First Comes the Night.<br /> <br /> Isaak chatted about recording his album in Nashville, where he also had the chance to bond with Robert Plant.<br /> <br /> Please Dont Call is the first single from the album, which is his first recording in six years. Watch his recent performance of the song on "The X Factor Australia."<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> Check out the full track listing for "First Comes the Night!<br /> <br /> "First Comes The Night"<br /> "Please Dont Call"<br /> "Perfect Lover"<br /> "Down in Flames"<br /> "Reverie"<br /> "Baby What You Want Me to Do"<br /> "Kiss Me Like a Stranger"<br /> "Dry Your Eyes"<br /> "Dont Break My Heart"<br /> "Running Down the Road"<br /> "Insects"<br /> "The Way Things Really Are"<br /> <br /> <strong>Bonus Tracks:</strong><br /> "Some Days are Harder Than the Rest"<br /> "Keep Hanging On"<br /> "Every Night I Miss You More"<br /> "The Girl That Broke My Heart"<br /> "Love the Way You Kiss Me"<br /> <br /> First Comes the Night is <a href="" target="_blank">available on iTunes</a> now.</p> <p>Check out the original article on <a href="" target="_blank"></a>& interview.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:16:00 -0800 Special Message From Chris<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>The new album First Comes The Night is out now in the US & Canada! Heres a special message from Chris!<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> Get your copy here:<br /> <br /> <strong>Standard</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Deluxe Edition</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:40:00 -0800 Isaak's New Album - First Comes The Night<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>CHRIS ISAAKS NEW ALBUM FIRST COMES THE NIGHTAVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY!<br /> TITLE TRACK HAS EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE VIAWALL STREET JOURNAL.</strong><br /> <br /> September 18, 2015 - Chris Isaaks new albumFIRST COMES THE NIGHT,his first recording of all original songs in over six years, is available for pre-order beginning today. Fans can stream the title track which premiered exclusively via theWall Street Journal.<br /> <br /> FIRST COMES THE NIGHTis available for pre-order viain two configurations astandard versionand adeluxe editionwhich includes five additional songs and an expanded booklet with added photos and illustrations.With each order, fans receive an instant download of the song First Comes The Night.<br /> <br /> FIRST COMES THE NIGHT,produced by PaulWorley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham, will be released on Vanguard Records on November 13th. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, FIRST COMES THE NIGHTwith 12 new songs, is Isaaks 13th studio album.A second configuration a deluxe version with five additional cuts will be released simultaneously.FIRST COMES THE NIGHTis the follow up release to Isaaks critically acclaimed 2011BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips, and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n roll.<br /> <br /> There was no mission for this album other than to follow the songs, and in terms of songwriting, the floodgates really opened this time," Chris Isaak explains."My last release wasBeyond The Sun-- my tribute to Sun Records with a lot of covers -- so this time around I had aof new material that I was thrilled to record.<br /> <br /> "FIRST COMES THE NIGHTfittingly represents a number of firsts for Chris Isaak, who recently signed on to become a judge on the new season ofX Factor Australia. As for FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, this is the first time that Isaak has written and recorded so much in Nashville, Tennessee.He recently spoke withUSA Today about the experience.<br /> <br /> With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniestlive performers out there, Isaak is a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host. His vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including Blue Velvet, Married to the Mob and Wild at Heart. His vast repertoire of long running hits include Wicked Game, Forever Blue, Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing and s Crying.He has appeared on many TV shows most recently Hot in Cleveland, has acted in several films and starred in Showtimes The Chris Isaak Show and the Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.<br /> <br /> <strong>FIRST COMES THE NIGHT - Track listing</strong></p> <p>First Comes The Night</p> <p>Please Dont Call</p> <p>Perfect Lover</p> <p>Down in Flames</p> <p>Reverie</p> <p>Baby What You Want Me To Do</p> <p>Kiss Me Like A Stranger</p> <p>Dry Your Eyes</p> <p>Dont Break My Heart</p> <p>Running Down the Road</p> <p>InsectsThe Way Things Really Are</p> <p><strong>Bonus Tracks:</strong></p> <p>Some Days are Harder Than The Rest</p> <p>Keep Hanging On</p> <p>Every Night I Miss You More</p> <p>The Girl That Broke My Heart</p> <p>Love The Way You Kiss Me</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0800 Isaak Takes a Turn to Nashville<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Its been six years since Chris Isaak put out his last album of new songs, 2009s Mr. Lucky. In between, he released an excellent covers record called Beyond the Sun, on which he tackled a bounty of 1950s Sun Records tracks by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkinsperfect, right? What took him so long to do that one?<br /> <br /> Now hes back with a new Vanguard release, First Comes the Night, and if youre wondering whether his songwriting and musical approach have gone in some bold and unexpected new directions, all I can say is: Dont be silly! Chris Isaak does what he does, which is what hes always done, which is write wonderful original tunes that stylistically recall his talented forebears from the 50s and early 60s, sings them with an authenticity and conviction that has always taken him out of the category of and surrounded himself with musicians who share his passion for re-creating and, as importantly, updating the retro aesthetics he has championed since his first album, Silvertone, came out 30 years ago. For a guy whose songs often sound vaguely (or explicitly) like someone else, he is also strangely original. Theres no one quite like Chris Isaak.<br /> <br /> If theres a twist to First Comes the Night, it is that it was recorded partially in Nashville with a pair of the citys top producers, Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride) and Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson), with the remaining songs tracked with his longtime recording associate in L.A., Mark Needham, whos worked with Isaak since 1988s Heart Shaped World, on which his biggest hit, Wicked Game, first appeared. There are a few Nashville stalwarts who played on the album, and yes, some pedal steel guitar turns up on a couple of tracks, but this is not Isaaks attempt to make the country charts next to Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson and Kacey Musgraves. Its still him being him.<br /> <br /> Isaak admits he was initially skeptical about what Nashville had to offer, but he was quickly won over. People told me, s not just country. Its a music city, with great producers and musicians and people that are into everything, Isaak says by phone from Australia, where he was spending the fall working as a judge on that countrys version of the X Factor TV talent competition. So I went there and I was knocked out. It was like I went to the colony where everyone is like me. Every place I went, people wanted to talk about music or play music.<br /> <br /> Isaaks first stop was working with Worley: s not that I wanted the sound of Lady Antebellum; thats a totally different thing, obviously, but I had the feeling that if a guy is really musical and knows the business and has chopsand brother, did he live up to thatPaul Worley is one of the most impressive men Ive ever worked with. Hes kind, hes smart and he has a depth of knowledge nobody can top.<br /> <br /> Part of being a great producer is not only hearing it in his head, its getting it out of somebody elses throat. A lot of producers fail because theyre in the other room saying on the talkback, One more take. One more take. s do another one. And that means they dont know what to tell you, so theyre just saying, Paul was never stumped. Hed come in and hed talk in terms that were just really specific and detailed: I need you to open up your chest voice a little more on this line, and, You dont need to articulate this part of the line so much. It was really great direction; he has great ears.<br /> <br /> The main sessions with Worley took place at the producers favorite room in Nashville, the Neve VR-equipped Warner Studios, using a combination of Isaaks rhythm section (drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, bassist Rowland Salley and keyboardist Scott Plunkett) and various Nashville session aces, including guitarist Jerry McPherson and drummer Chad Cromwell. Engineer Clarke Schleicher handled the live tracking, with most of the overdubs done later at Worleys own Shabby Row studio, which has a Trident board. What I gave to Chris, Worley says, was a real love for crafting his vocals and pursuing them relentlessly. We spent many, many hours and days doing vocals, allowing him to figure out how he wants to interpret every line and how he wants those lines to pop out. He told me he really fell in love with the process. Isaak has favored the same vocal mic for many years now: a custom model made by Didrik de Geer.<br /> <br /> The Nashville sessions with Dave Cobb went down at the venerable Sound Emporium studio A, Jack Clements old studio, Cobb is quick to point out. You can feel Jacks personality in that room, and it was perfect for what we were trying to do, which was to capture old Nashville. Matt Ross-Spang, who was chief engineer at Sun Studios for about a dozen years, cut the live sessions using this ridiculously good-sounding Spectrasonics desk, Cobb enthuses. That studio also has some beautiful chambers, which we used a lot. Theres no way to fake that sound.<br /> <br /> Chris is definitely one of the best singers Ive ever heard; just a beautiful tone and feel when he opens his mouth, he continues. Whatever that thing is, hes got it, and hes had it all along. He walks into a room and its magic. The band was stellar and he was stellarnailing the vocals live every take.<br /> <br /> It was a blast working with him because I love old Roy Orbison records and Elvis records and Jerry Lee records, and hes the only guy on the planet who can get away with making records that feel that way because he has an authenticity. If hed been around in the 50s, he probably would have been one of those guys.<br /> <br /> Five of the 17 songs on the deluxe edition of First Comes the Night (highly recommended; the five bonus tracks are as good as any on the regular album) were co-produced by Isaak and Mark Needham, and recorded by Needham and Ben ONeill at EastWest and Needhams Ballroom Studio, both in L.A. (Needham mixed the L.A. tracks in the box at Ballroom.) With Mark, its always totally comfortable because weve worked together so long and I trust him so much, Isaak says. I can wonder, Is there too much bottom end on this? and if he says then I dont have to ask about it again. He brings so much expertise to everything he does, because he knows so much about different styles of music that it makes you comfortable.<br /> <br /> ve worked together for something like 25 years at this point, Needham comments, and we work really well together with production ideas, bouncing stuff off each other. He did most of the arrangement ideas when they were writing the tunes. We worked out a few arrangements together. As usual, we cut the majority of the instrumentation live so wed get that interaction between the musicians.<br /> <br /> As for EastWest, Needham says, ve cut in there before and Ive tracked there a lot; its one of my favorite rooms everI just a love the sound of that room. Its not too big, but it sounds big, and the sightlines are great. Its one of those rooms that just feels comfortable to play in, and of course the first thing Im looking for is that everybodys comfortable when theyre playing.<br /> <br /> Even after all these years together, Needham still marvels at Isaaks dedication to his craft and endurance in the studio. Usually after two or two-and-a-half hours with a singer, Im calling the session because you can hear more differences in the vocals and theyre starting to get a little strained. But with Chris, he can go on for a phenomenal length of time and still sound great. Its scary sometimes that he sounds so strong after four or even six hours.<br /> <br /> So, three different producers, four different mixers (Schleicher, Needham, Cobb and Darrell Thorp, who mixed two of the Cobb tracks), a bunch of studios and session players in addition to Isaaks Silvertone band (which also includes versatile guitarist Hershel Yatovitz and percussionist Rafael Padilla), yet it all fell together beautifully to become an instant Chris Isaak classic.<br /> <br /> Says Dave Cobb, It was so much fun; thats the thing. Hes the most easy-going guy. I think everyone could take a lesson from Chris Isaak in how to be a good person and incredibly talented at the same time, and make great records.<br /> <br /> <strong>On recording vocals.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak: </strong>At this point in my life I know how I want sound usually, but when youve just written a song, a lot of times you havent taken it as far as you will eventually with the vocal. Its like: How big is big here? Should I hit the big note like Pavarotti, or are we going more for Frankie Lane? I can walk in the control room and listen to it and have idea of whats right or wrong with a performance, but Paul had such a great ear for knowingYou might want to come up a little on that. And heres a little sidebar on Paul: He would never say he can sing, but the fact is he is pitch-perfect. Most producers cant sing a lick, but he can. In fact, I forced him to sing some backgrounds.<br /> <br /> <strong>Worley: </strong>We did lot of comping. Im really careful with vocals and Chris is, too. We document the settings, down to the number of inches away from the microphone for each song, so we can maintain a continuity of tone. But there was also a lot of using track vocals and track acoustic guitar, comped in with the individual acoustic and vocal [tracks recorded right after the live takes].<br /> <br /> <strong>Needham:</strong> I have my own little vocal chain and especially on a song like [Kiss Me Like a Stranger] I really try to keep Chris front and center. If the vocal is getting buried, that means something else is too loud. Im using a couple of de-essers at different points and a combination of two compressorsan 1176 and an LA2A; also SSL E-series EQ and a Pultec for a bump on the bottom.<br /> <br /> <strong>Cobb:</strong> On a song like Running Down the Road, Chris is right in the in the room with the band. Theres tons of bleed on his vocal microphone because hes right next to the drums. But thats the way they used to do it of course, so if they could do it, why cant we try it?<br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak on working with Dave Cobb.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak:</strong> The two [Nashville] producers were different, and I hope to work with both of them again. Dave Cobb is a young guy with an old guys knowledge of music. And I love Dave because you sit with him and he tells you what he thinks; he is not pulling punches. You could name a really famous musician who everyone says is wonderful and Dave might say, Hate him! You say a song thats a top ten hit: Piece of junk! [Laughs] But then, some other song nobodys ever heard of, and he says, One of the greatest songs ever written. Heres why. I love him because his heart is right out there. He feels music.<br /> <br /> Usually, Im a guy with a lot of ideasI write the songs and Ive produced a lot, so I always have opinions about how I want things to go. But Dave was great. At one point I said to him, You know, Im not one of those guys who you put in a spot in the studio and just sings. If I hear somebody say, I think the drums should sound like this, and I disagree, Ill step right in there. But so far youve had like eight ideas and Ive liked every one of them. Dave and I are on the same wavelength and we love a lot of the same stuff. Hes got really good taste, good ideas and good chops. Hes also hilarious.<br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak on using players besides his own band.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak:</strong> Thats not new for me. Everybody in the band, and the producers, understand the thing is to make a great record. There have been times when everybody in the band has sat down for a bit. Even me, in a way. I mean, sometimes Im the songwriter, sometimes Im co-writing with someone else and sometimes Im covering other peoples songs. You pick the best material you can and you bring in the best players for every song.<br /> <br /> My guys are definitely all over the record, but we have guys we brought in who are also great players, and I think it came out really good.<br /> <br /> <strong>Q:</strong> For me, the surprise instrumental MVP is [Silvertone keyboardist] Scott Plunkett. He has so many cool textures, from retro Farfisa sounds to Jerry Lee piano.<br /> <br /> <strong>Isaak:</strong> Thank you for saying that. Im glad you noticed that, because you never know what people are going to notice. Scotty is a guy who works really hard and is really talented. But he acts like hes still trying to prove himself. He got the gig. [Laughs] But hell come to work and go, You know, I stayed up last night and I took the high-end of this part and I put some bottom end on this, and I think Ive got a better sound for the piano And hes always right about those kind of choices.<br /> <br /> <strong>Needham:</strong> Scotts developed as more and more of a force in the band when it comes to melodic ideas and textures. Hes really come into his own with Chris sound.<br /> <br /> <strong>Cobb:</strong> His keyboard player was unbelievable; just magical. All those guys [in the band] are historians, toothey nail it.<br /> <br /> <strong>Some final thoughts on Isaak from Paul Worley.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Worley:</strong> Chris gets away with [retro styles] because he comes from authenticity. He has a massive wealth of knowledge of music, and he can pull and create musical quotations from so many genres. We had such a blast doing that, because my roots are down here in the Southeast during the early rock and acoustic rock days, yet we had worked on the same rockabilly country artists. One of the first artists I ever produced was Burl Ives. We found a bond on just about everything we worked on. There was a lot of laughter a lot of joy in the room also a lot of hard work, but we never felt put upon to do the work.<br /> <br /> Check out the full article & interview at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Photo Credit: Andrew Macpherson</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:30:00 -0800 First Listen<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>NPR First Listen is streaming the entire new album, First Comes The Night, right now! You can <a href="" target="_blank">hear it here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Album available Nov 13. ‪</strong><br /> <br /> Pre-order now:<br /> <br /> <strong>Standard</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Deluxe Edition includes 5 bonus tracks!</strong><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:17:00 -0800 Exclusive Pre-Order News<br /><img src="" /><br /><h2>US fans: Heres the official Chris Isaak pre-order & your chance to purchase an exclusive, limited edition high-quality photo print autographed by Chris! All orders (including Vinyl LPs) come with a digital copy of the full album on the 11/13 album release date.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></h2> <p></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:44:00 -0700“Please Don’t Call” on X Factor Australia<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Watch Chris Isaak perform his new single Please Dont Call on X Factor Australia! The release of Chris new album First Comes The Night is on October 23 in Australia. Pre-order the album here to secure your copy with a bonus signed A5 photo of Chris; while stocks last! <a href="" target="_blank"></a> In The U.S., receive the song instantly with your digital pre-order of the new album, out on November 13. Deluxe Edition includes 5 bonus tracks. You can get it on Amazon here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> Heres a link to the X Factor performance:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:42:00 -0700 Stone "Please Don't Call" Premier<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Thanks to Rolling Stone Country for premiering the brand new song Please Dont Call from First Comes The Night, out October 23 in Australia and November 13 in the U.S.</p> <p>Hear the exclusive first listen now!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:42:00 -0700 & Canada Pre-Order Info<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>We are excited to announce that you can now pre-order Chris Isaaks upcoming new album First Comes The Night! The new album will be available November 13.<br /> <br /> Digital pre-orders include an instant download of the title-track, plus two more new songs to follow before release date. Deluxe Edition will include 5 bonus tracks!<br /> <br /> <strong>Standard</strong><br /> iTunes: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> Amazon: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> <strong>Deluxe</strong><br /> iTunes: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> Amazon: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:00:00 -0700‘First Comes The Night’ Australia Pre-Order<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Good news Australia!</p> <p>Chris new album First Comes The Night is available to pre-order now! Follow the links and select your retailer of choice to secure your copy on October 23rd!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:00 -0700 Street Journal Track Premier<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Thanks to our friends at the Wall Street Journal for premiering the title-track to the new album, First Comes The Night!<br /> <br /> Hear it here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:51:00 -0700 Isaak cut new album in Nashville<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Isaak decided to record in Nashville at the suggestion of Stevie Nicks. "She said it was a fantastic town and the studios and engineers were great," Isaak says. "She had nothing but good things to say about it."<br /> <br /> On Isaaks previous album, 2011s Beyond the Sun, he covered songs that had come out of Memphis legendary Sun Studio, where Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and others cut classic sides in the 50s. If that album was mid-50s Presley at Sun, First Comes the Night is later Presley at RCA. Down in Flames, for instance, has backing vocals that recalls All Shook Up. Also, Isaak says, "Dont Break My Heart reminds me of a bad Elvis soundtrack to a bad Elvis movie, but in the best way."<br /> <br /> However, First Comes the Night, recorded with producers Paul Worley and Dave Cobb, is not a "Nashville" album the way Beyond the Sun was a "Memphis" album.<br /> <br /> "It could have been recorded anywhere, but it was recorded in Nashville because Nashvilles the best place to make a record," Isaak says.<br /> <br /> Isaak also wound up writing for the new album with local songwriters Natalie Hemby, Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith and James Slater, who have penned country hits for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Martina McBride. "I had really never done writing sessions before," Isaak says.<br /> <br /> "With Gordie, I brought him a piece of a song. I thought, I want to be prepared, so Ill bring in pieces, but I want to see what they will bring, too. I had a piece of a song that goes Kennedy got it in a Lincoln, Caesar got it in the back, somebody told me Hank Williams died in his Cadillac. Gordie goes, s work on that one!<br /> <br /> "I like a guy thats willing to take a challenge."<br /> <br /> Reverie, the kind of haunting romantic ballad often associated with Isaak, features backing vocals from Michelle Branch, who also wrote the song with Isaak and Hemby. "<br /> <br /> "I love singing with Michelle beautiful, big voice," he says. "She doesnt think its a big voice, but it is."<br /> <br /> Isaak returned to Nashville this week to perform the Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love at the Ryman, in tribute to the late songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant as part of Tuesdays Academy of Country Musics ACM Honors concert.<br /> <br /> In a few days, he will fly to Australia, where hes a judge on the new season of that countrys version of The X Factor.<br /> <br /> "Weve shot several episodes already, and now Im going back to do the live stuff," he says. "The people coming out, yeah, theres a lot of goofy ones, but theres some good ones. You find yourself going, m pulling for this guy; Im pulling for this girl.<br /> <br /> Id be in Nashville working, and late at night Id think, What song could he do thatd be really good for him? I was thinking about songs for the people on the show."</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">SOURCE: USA TODAY</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:46:00 -0700 CHRIS ISAAK SCHEDULED TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL TUNES IN SIX YEARS<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><em>Photo by Andrew Macpherson</em></p> <p>ROCKER CHRIS ISAAK SCHEDULED TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL TUNES IN SIX YEARS</p> <p>FIRST COMES THE NIGHT OUT NOVEMBER 13TH ON VANGUARD RECORDS<br /> <br /> ISAAK TO PERFORM AT 9TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS LIVE IN NASHVILLE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST<br /> <br /> August 27, 2015 - Chris Isaaks new album FIRST COMES THE NIGHT produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham will be released on Vanguard Records on November 13th. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is Isaaks 13th studio album consisting of 12 new songs. A second configuration - a deluxe version with five additional cuts - will be released simultaneously. It is Isaaks first recording of all original songs in over six years. FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is the follow up release to Isaaks critically acclaimed 2011 BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n roll.<br /> <br /> Commented Isaak on his upcoming album: I totally enjoyed recording in Nashville a city filled with terrific musicians and what an honor to work with such great producers. As for the new songs, I like to mix it up so theres some dark ones, funny ones and romantic ones. You have to absolutely play these songs after the break up while youre cleaning the house.<br /> <br /> With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak, a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host is heading to Australia momentarily to take on the role as one of the panel judges on the new season of X Factor Australia.<br /> <br /> Isaaks vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including Blue Velvet, Married to the Mob and Wild at Heart. His vast repertoire of long-running hits include Wicked Game, Forever Blue, Baby did a Bad Bad Thing and s Crying. He has appeared on many TV shows most recently Hot in Cleveland, has acted in several films and starred in Showtimes The Chris Isaak Show and the Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.<br /> <br /> . This Tuesday, September 1st, Isaak is scheduled to perform on the 9th Annual ACM Honors taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:36:00 -0700 Moore & Chris Isaak<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Check out the streaming audio below to hear a chat between Scotty Moore & Chris Isaak. Chris was so honored to interview one of his heroes, Scotty Moore.</p> <p>Hope you enjoy listening to the interview!</p> <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>For more information, head over to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:18:00 -0700 Upgrade Packages<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>VIP Upgrade Packages for all of the August tour dates are on sale now! <a href="" target="_blank">Get yours today</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 11 May 2015 16:51:00 -0700 X Factor Returns in 2015 with a new Judging Panel<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Joining Dannii Minogue on the judging panel will be US rocker Chris Isaak, UK singer James Blunt with Guy Sebastian making his return as a judge to THE X FACTOR after a two year absence.<br /> <br /> Actor, singer, songwriter Chris Isaak said, m excited to join THE X FACTOR, it is going to be surreal to be on the show as a judge after having watched so many episodes as a fan. I know its a show with a history of articulate intelligent judges, and I know they wanted to change that up so they called me. I have watched the show at home and rooted for my favourites, now I will be doing pretty much the same thing...only I will comb my hair and put on a clean shirt. Im ready!<br /> <br /> As a guest judge during last years Home Visits, James Blunt is excited about the new role and said, The most fun job I can imagine, in the best country in the world."<br /> <br /> After taking a break from THE X FACTOR, Guy Sebastian is returning and keen to hold onto his winning crown after mentoring Reece Mastin and Samantha Jade to the winning spot. He said, I loved my time as a judge on THE X FACTOR so Im really excited to be coming back. I cant wait to get to work on finding incredible new Australian talent and looking forward to working with this new panel of judges. Ive won twice so they better be ready because Im back and ready to go for my third win!<br /> <br /> Also hoping to retain her winning title is Dannii Minogue who said, m thrilled to be back on THE X FACTOR this year and to work with Chris, Guy and James. With this new line up of judges, Im sure it will keep me on my toes but those boys better be ready because Im in this to win it. Im very excited to see what amazing contestants well find in 2015.<br /> <br /> With auditions starting soon, the new judges will discover and mentor a new round of contestants who will have to hold their own against previous success stories from the series including Marlisa Punzalan, Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Nathaniel Willemse, Johnny Ruffo and Reece Mastin.<br /> <br /> The X Factor is a FremantleMedia Australia production for the Seven Network.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Audition Online</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 04 May 2015 10:35:00 -0700 Ready #BayArea!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Get ready, #BayArea! The most celebrity-packed ad in history is coming at you on #SuperBowl Sunday! Watch the teaser here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:38:00 -0800 In Cleveland<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>The Hot In Cleveland episode featuring Chris Isaak will air on Wednesday, May 14 at 10/9C on <a href="" target="_blank">TVLand</a>!</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:32:00 -0700 Nathanson's Celebrity Bucket List Features Chris Isaak<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Over the weekend, Lifetime aired its most recent episode of <em>Celebrity Bucket List</em> with Matt Nathanson. During the episode, Matt fulfills his dream of meeting and jamming with one of his musical inspirations, Chris Isaak.<br /> <br /> Watch the full episode below.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:21:00 -0700 Isaak on Celebrity Bucket List<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Watch Chris as he fulfills an item off of Matt Nathansons bucket list! Tune in to Celebrity Bucket List thisSaturday, March 8 at 8:30AMon Lifetime. Heres a sneak peek.<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560"></iframe></p> <br /> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:29:00 -0800 Issak to Induct Roy Orbison at MHF 2014<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris will be in Nashville on Tuesday, January 28 to help induct Roy Orbison in the Musicians Hall Of Fame! Get tickets <a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:12:00 -0800 Isaak's Final Tonight Show Appearance<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>On Tuesday Jan. 14, Chris Isaak appeared as the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for the final time. If youd like to check out the full episode, you can watch it below:<br /><br> <iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe><br /> <br /> For pictures from the show, check out the <a href="">photo gallery</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:22:00 -0800 Isaak on The Tonight Show<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Tune in Tuesday, January 14 to see Chris last performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno!<br /> <br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:13:00 -0800 in Cleveland Season 5<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>TV Lands Hot in Cleveland to Play a Wicked Game With Singer Chris Isaak! Check out all the details <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:56:00 -0800 Up To Win!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris knows how much youd really love to play guitar.</p> <p>Hes partnering with Fretlight Guitars to help your dream come true!</p> <p><a href="">Click here</a> for your chance to win the worlds easiest guitar to play and two tickets to a Chris Isaak concert near you.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:03:00 -0700 from Chris<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>To Our Fans,</p> <p>As you might know we are getting ready to go on tour. I wanted to let you know that my longtime partner in fun and swinging, drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, will not be coming on tour with us this summer. He is at home being treated for cancer but we expect hell be better and back on his drum throne soon. Well keep you updated on his progress. In the meantime send some love and good wishes Kenneys way. This is the first time in almost thirty years that Kenneys missed a days work.</p> <p>We all miss him already - nobody more than hurry and get well, Kenney. We need you and we love you!</p> <p>Thanks, Chris Isaak</p> <p>If you would like to leave a note for Kenney <a href="">click here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:53:00 -0700 VIPs and great seats available now!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>A limited number of outstanding VIP packages have opened up for Chriss upcoming tour. These experiences include great seats, meet and greet, photo opportunities with Chris, exclusive merchandise and much, much more!</p> <p>For more details and to purchase before theyre long gone, go <a href="">here</a>!</p> <p></p> <ul> <li><a href="">7/20 Crystal Grand Music Theatre Wisconsin Dells, WI</a></li> <li><a href="">7/25 Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI</a></li> <li><a href="">8/03 s Concerts By the Bay San Diego, CA</a></li> <li><a href="">8/10 Gallo Center For the Arts Modesto, CA</a></li> <li><a href="">8/16 Thunder Valley Casino Lincoln, CA</a></li> <li><a href="">8/18 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA</a></li> <li><a href="">8/24 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA</a></li> <li><a href="">8/25 Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre Portland, OR</a></li> <li><a href="">8/30 Denver Botanic Gardens Denver, CO</a></li> </ul> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:29:00 -0700 Show Date Correction<br /><img src="" /><br /><p></p> <p class="p1">Please note that the show on the Sunshine Coast at the Caloundra Events Center is on April 7 and not April 8".</p> <p class="p1">For more information go <a href="">here</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:25:00 -0700 Chris on Australia TV next week!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p></p> <div>Chris will be kicking off his Australian tour with the following TV show appearances!</div> <div></div> <div>Monday, March 18: Can of Worms on Channel 10 at 8:30PM</div> <div>Tuesday, March 19: The Project on Channel 10 at 6:30PM</div> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:50:00 -0700 News With Richard Wilkins for Australia's Today Show<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris Isaak has earned himself an enviable reputation as not only a gifted singer, songwriter and performer, but as one of the loveliest blokes in the business. He is also a mad keen surfer, just one of the reasons he loves spending time here in Australia. This morning we are delighted to announce Chris is coming back in March.</p> <p><a href="">Click here</a> to watch the video</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:44:00 -0800 Isaak at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>If you missed Chris perform "Great Balls of Fire" at the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, you can check out the video <a href="">here</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:44:00 -0800 ISAAK TO PERFORM AT MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>CHRIS ISAAK TO PERFORM IN THE 86TH ANNUAL MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND!<br /> <br /> FOLLOWING THE NOVEMBER 19TH RELEASE OF CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN DVD/BLU-RAY<br /> <br /> November 13, 2012 Chris Isaak, currently in the midst of an international tour behind his critically acclaimed album Beyond The Sun, will make a special stop in New York City to perform in the 86th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22nd. This iconic American artistone of the great pop voices of modern times, according to the Austin American Statesmanis an inspired choice to star in the nationally televised event, a beloved tradition marking the beginning of the holiday season in the U.S.<br /> <br /> Isaak is part of a diverse all-star lineup riding the Ocean Spray Woodland Family Gathering float. The lavishly appointed float will lead the parade as it heads southward from 77th Street and Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning east onto Central Park South and following a new path via Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to Macys Herald Square on 34th Street, where Isaak will perform. More than 3.5 million people will gather along the parade route, while 50 million-plus will watch the festivities on television. The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones.<br /> <br /> Isaaks parade performance will take place three days after the November 19th release of CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN, a special live concert DVD and Blu-Ray package on Vanguard Records. Recorded February 13th at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX before a live studio audience, this stunning performance showcases Isaaks powerful voice and disarming personality, as he and his superb band Silvertone power through signature hits like Wicked Game, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing and s Crying. These originals are rolled out alongside classic songs from Beyond The Suna personal tribute to the glory days of Sun Studio producer Sam Phillips and the music created by Isaaks heroes (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others) in that legendary Memphis studio.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Click here</a> for a preview of the behind the scenes footage from the DVD in this exclusive video premiere on</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:08:00 -0800<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Pre-order your DVD or Blu-ray copy of Beyond The Sun Live! directly from <a href=""></a>!</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:28:00 -0700 CONCERT INFO<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>URGENT: Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Chris Isaak concert scheduled for Friday, November 2nd at the Beacon Theatre in New York City will be rescheduled to Sunday, November 11th. All tickets will be honored for the new performance date. The Chris Isaak concert at the Orpheum Theatre on November 11th in Boston is canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.</p> <p>Check out the Beacon website for more details <a href="">here</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:56:00 -0700 Concert DVD Features Chris Isaak’s Greatest Hits<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>Live Concert DVD Features Chris Isaaks Greatest Hits<br /> <br /> 
Plus His Personal Tribute To Sun Studio In Memphis And The Legendary Artists Who Recorded There<br /> <br /> 
Available November 20th2012</strong><br /> <br /> <em>

At the Moody Theater Monday night, Isaaks healthy baritone could do anything. His truly is one of the great pop voices of modern times.</em><br /> 
Austin American Statesman</p> <p>Pre-order it on Blu-Ray <a href="">here</a> or on DVD <a href="">here</a> via Amazon<br /> <br /> <strong>
October 10, 2012</strong> Over the course of his stellar career, Chris Isaak has been captivating audiences with his engaging live shows encompassing a rare blend of vocal prowess, charisma and musical diversity. All this is captured in CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN, a special live concert DVD available November 20th on Vanguard Records.<br /> <br /> Recorded February 13, 2012 at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX before a live studio audience, this special performance showcases Isaaks iconic rich vocals - with the expert musicianship of his band Silvertone - as he performs his most beloved repertoire of hits including Wicked Game, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, and s Crying.<br /> <br /> This collection also features classic songs from his recent critically acclaimed albumBeyond the Sun - a personal tribute to the glory days of Sun Studio producer Sam Phillips and the music created by his heroes (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others) in that legendary studio.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Clickfor an exclusive video premiere of "Live It Up" from the DVD.<br /> <br /> 
CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN also includes bonus footage featuring behind the scenes band rehearsal and meet and greet with fans.<br /> <br /> 
Chris Isaak is currently on his international tour in support of Beyond the Sun with dates through December 2012. Some of the cities on this tour include New York (Beacon Theater November 2nd), Washington, DC (Warner Theatre November 4th), Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre November 24th) and Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre LA Live December 11th). Check out the <a href="">Tour Dates page</a> for a full list of dates.<br /> <br /> 
CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN Track listing:<br /> 
1) I Want Your Love<br /> 
2) Somebodys Crying<br /> 
3) You Dont Cry Like I do<br /> 
4) Wicked Game<br /> 
5) Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing<br /> 
6) Ring of Fire<br /> 
7) Its Now or Never<br /> 
8) Live it Up<br /> 
9) Miss Pearl<br /> 
10) Great Balls of Fire<br /> 
11) Blue Hotel<br /> 
12) Oh, Pretty Woman<br /> 
13) Best I Ever Had<br /> 
14) Big Wide Wonderful World<br /> <br /> 
Total Running Time: 56:17<br /> 
Available: November 20, 2012</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:11:00 -0700 UK FANS!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>UK Fans: <a href="">Tune into Loose Women</a> this Friday, September 28th at 12:30PM on Channel ITV1 to see Chris live.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:09:00 -0700 Chances to Catch "Beyond The Sun" PBS Special<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>The PBS special Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun is still showing nationwide. If you havent had a chance to catch it yet, or want to see it again, check out the <a href="">full schedule here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:57:00 -0700 Change Alert!: July 25th<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Just a quick update to report. There has been a venue change for the concert happening on July 25th.</p> <p>Details:</p> <p>July 25th 2012<br /> Martin Woldson Theater @ The Fox<br /> 1001 West Sprague Avenue Spokane, WA 99201<br /> (509) 624-1200<br /> Tickets available <a href="">here</a></p> <p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:50:00 -0700 With Evan Smith<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Check out an interview with Chris Isaak on PBS's Overheard With Evan Smith <a href="" target="_blank">right here</a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 17 May 2012 15:35:00 -0700"Wicked Game" on The Mentalist<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Tune in to The Mentalist on CBS this Thursday night at 10PM/9PM (Central) to hear Wicked Game in the opening scene!<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"> Click here</a> for more info on the show</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 15 May 2012 18:25:00 -0700 Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun Air Dates & Times<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>You won't want to miss the airing of the new PBS special "Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun". To make it easier for you, we have compiled all of the air dates & times into one spot.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"> Check it out here</a> and tune in when it airs in your city! And keep checking in - we will be adding dates weekly.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 09 May 2012 11:20:00 -0700 Chris Isaak Beyond The Sun Live!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN<br /> June 2012 (<a href="" target="_blank">check local listings</a>)<br /><br /> The Singers Most Popular Hits in a Personal Tribute to the Legendary Sun Studio in Memphis.<br /><br /> This new PBS special showcases Chris Isaak in a personal tribute to the glory days of the legendary producer Sam Phillips and his Sun Studio in Memphis and the music created by his heroes (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others). Isaak recaptures the spirit of the original songs with his own brilliant band of stellar musicians, while revealing the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. CHRIS ISAAK BEYOND THE SUN LIVE! is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning June 2, 2012 (<a href="" target="_blank">check local listings</a>).<br /><br /> CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN was taped on February 13, 2012, before a live audience of music fans on the soundstage of Austin City Limits, the home of the legendary PBS music series. The three-act program begins with some of Isaaks most popular hits, moves on to his tribute to Sun Records and then wraps up with a combination of both. All in all, its a celebration of Isaaks own stellar career with some of his best-known and favorite recordings. Chris Isaak'sLive Beyond the Sun tour will continue through the end of 2012.<br /><br /> Joining Isaak for this special evening is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and The Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson.<br /><br /> CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN Features these performances:<br /><br /> I Want Your Love"<br /> s Crying<br /> Wicked Game<br /> Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing<br /> ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin<br /> Ring of Fire<br /> Trying to Get to You (with Wanda Jackson)<br /> s Now or Never<br /> Crazy Arms<br /> Your True Love<br /> Miss Pearl<br /> Great Balls of Fire<br /> Blue Hotel<br /> Fujiyama Mama (with Wanda Jackson)<br /> Oh, Pretty Woman<br /> t Help Falling in Love<br /> Big Wide Wonderful World<br /><br /> PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.<br /><br /> For images and additional up-to-date information on this and other PBS programs, visit PBS PressRoom at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 02 May 2012 13:05:00 -0700 in to 90.5fm in Austin 3/27<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Listen in to hear Chris discuss the background of Beyond the Sun TOMORROW at 10am CT LIVE (11am ET / 8am PT).</p> <p>In Austin, tune in to 90.5fm and elsewhere log on to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:30:00 -0700 Chris Isaak UK TV Appearances<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Tune into the following UK television shows to see Chris perform live!</p> <p><strong>LOOSE WOMEN (ITV1)</strong> - live on March 2</p> <p><strong>SATURDAY KITCHEN (BBC1)</strong> - live on March 3</p> <p><strong>LETS DANCE FOR SPORT RELIEF (BBC1)</strong> - live on March 3</p> <p><strong>RADIO 2 LIVE SESSION WITH TERRY WOGAN</strong> - March 4 at 11:15AM</p> <p><strong>LIVE WITH GABBY (CHANNEL FIVE)</strong> - live on March 5</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:50:00 -0800 to perform live on Die Harald Schmidt Show<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Watch Chris perform live on Die Harald Schmidt Show this Wednesday, February 29 at 23:15 on Sat 1! <a href="" target="_blank">Click here for details</a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:45:00 -0800 Press Tour Links!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris just finished two weeks of promotional work for Beyond The Sun in Paris & London! Here are some TV & radio links:</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Chris performs "Can't Help Falling In Love" for BBC Breakfast</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">BBC Breakfast Interview</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Chris performs "Ring of Fire" for This Morning</a> (Video only available to be viewed in the UK)</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Chris sings "Oh, Pretty Woman" on France's Le Grand Journal then joins the panel for a chat</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Radio interview with Simon Mayo for BBC Radio 2 Programmes</a></strong></p> <p></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0800 The Sun enters the UK charts at number 6 this week!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>FULL PRESS RELEASE:</strong></p> <p><strong>Beyond The Sun enters the charts at #6 the highest new entry of the week!</strong></p> <p><em>s versions through skilful arrangement, vibrant recording and above all some remarkable vocal performances Theres a missionary zeal about Beyond The Sun, as if Isaak has pooled all he has learnt as a singer, and all his passion for the material, to win people back to his music.</em> The Telegraph</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Chris Isaaks</strong> new album <strong>Beyond The Sun</strong> has debuted at <strong>#6</strong>, making it the highest new entry of the week on the album chart. Released on <strong>Rhino</strong>, its success represents a renaissance for <strong>Chris Isaak</strong> in the <strong>UK</strong> as it is his highest charting album since his <strong>1991</strong> breakthrough collection <strong>Wicked Game</strong>.</p> <p>The success of <strong>Beyond The Sun</strong> has been buoyed by positive press coverage that has included a feature in <strong>The Telegraph</strong> as well as a variety of high profile television performances and/or interviews on shows such as <strong>BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Something For The Weekend</strong> and <strong>The Alan Titchmarsh Show</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Isaak</strong> will follow the albums release with select <strong>North American</strong> tour dates in <strong>March</strong>.</p> <p>On <strong>Beyond The Sun, Chris Isaak</strong> pays tribute to the glory days of <strong>Memphis Sun Studio</strong> and the visionary artists who started out there under the guidance of <strong>Sam Phillips</strong>.</p> <p>The self-produced album was recorded mostly at the historic <strong>Sun Studio</strong> with his long-term band; <strong>Rowland Salley</strong> (bass), <strong>Kenney Dale Johnson</strong> (drums), <strong>Hershel Yatovitz</strong> (guitar), <strong>Scott Plunkett</strong> (piano) and <strong>Rafael Padilla</strong> (percussion). The album also features a guest performance by the <strong>Memphis</strong> legend <strong> Jack Clement</strong>, a songwriter, musician and producer who worked with the majority of the <strong>Studios</strong> biggest names. <strong>Isaak</strong> magically recaptures the transformative brilliance of the classic sides cut by greats such as <strong>Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins</strong> and <strong>Jerry Lee Lewis</strong> at <strong>Sun</strong> with <strong>Phillips</strong>, while also getting down to his own deeply rooted musical identity.</p> <p>When I started making music, I thought that if I do those songs, where do I go from there? says <strong>Isaak</strong>. I wanted to make sure I found my own sound and established who I was. But I always loved that music and I wrote songs in that spirit. You can go through all my songs and you wont find one reference to goin to the bop. Theyre about my life, not about nostalgia for the 50s. I came to a point where I felt like the time was right to do this record. Id met all my heroes and worked with most of them, and I didnt hear anybody else doing it the way I wanted to do it.</p> <p> <a href="" target="_self"></a> <span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:00:00 -0800 Evening with Chris Isaak: Beyond The Sun & Greatest Hits - A Special PBS Taping for ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><strong>TICKETS ON SALE NOW!</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more information</p> <p>Be a part of the live audience for Chris Isaak and Wanda Jackson, February 13th as they tape a very special evening for PBS.</p> <p></p> <p>PRESENTED BY KLRU IN ASSOCIATION WITH PBS, LICKONAVISION AND VANGUARD RECORDS</p> <p></p> <p>Tickets: $39-$59</p> <p>Monday, February 13, 2012 Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM</p> <p></p> <p>ACL Live at The Moody Theater</p> <p>310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd Austin, TX 78701</p> <p>Venue: (512) 225-7999</p> <p>Tickets: (877) 435-9849</p> <p></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:20:00 -0800 Café Session<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Enjoy Chris World Caf session by pointing your browser to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>If you listen, you can post comments about your favorite part of the session and you can also share it with your friends.</p> <p></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:50:00 -0800 the UK Collectors Edition of "Beyond The Sun" Now!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Order the UK Collectors Edition of "Beyond The Sun" Now!</p> <p>Head over to the <a href="Pre-order the UK Collectors Edition of "Beyond The Sun" Now!" target="_self">Releases</a> section and pre-order your copy now.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:55:00 -0800 Isaak on Conan Tomorrow 1/4!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris will be performing on Conan tomorrow night January 4th 2012. Check your local listings and tune in to TBS!</p> <p>For more info visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:05:00 -0800 Tonight Show 12/23!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris will be performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, December 23. Don't forget to tune in! For more information click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:55:00 -0800 Day NY<p>Check out Chris' segment from Good Day NY online <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:55:00 -0800"Live It Up" Encore from Rachael Ray Show<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>If you missed Chris on The Rachael Ray Show check out the encore performance of "Live It Up" <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:30:00 -0800 Hosts Free Chris Isaak Concert at JFK Airport on December 15!<p>JetBlue Airways will host a free concert by singing star Chris Isaak on Dec. 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.</p> <p>The performance is the latest Live from T5 installment. The post-security concert will be held at Terminal 5 (T5) and will be available to ticketed customers.</p> <p>The airline is also running a local contest for 20 people and a guest to enjoy the intimate performance as well as a chance to meet Isaak.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:35:00 -0800 Isaak on The Rachael Ray Show<p>Tune in Thursday, December 1 to watch Chris perform on the <a href="" target="_blank">Rachael Ray Show</a>! Check your local listings for broadcast times.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:50:00 -0800"Soundcheck" on WYNC<p><a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to check out Chris' recent appearance on "Soundcheck" on WYNC.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:25:00 -0800 Down On The Spectrum<p>Enjoy Chris Stripped Down On The Spectrum session this Sunday, Nov. 20th at 10am, 3pm, 10pm, and 3am ET! Thats SiriusXM channel 28. Listen in and let the channel know your favorite part of Chris session!</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:00:00 -0800 from Tavis Smiley Show<p>If you missed Chris Isaak on Tavis Smiley - you're in luck! You can watch the whole interview by clicking <a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:55:00 -0800 in to Tavis Smiley Tomorrow<p>Chris will be on Tavis Smiley on PBS tomorrow. Check your local listing for channels & show times. For more information visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:30:00 -0800 Isaak: Beyond the Sun SiriusXM Outlaw Country<p>Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60 Chris Isaak gets back to his rockabilly roots on his new album Beyond The Sun, which was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. For this exclusive Outlaw Country special, he performs songs from the album as a stripped-down three-piece in the SiriusXM studios in New York City and spins some of the original recordings that inspired the project. On-Air Time: Saturday, November 5 @ 1 pm ET Rebroadcasts: Sunday, November 6 @ 9 pm ET; Monday, November 7 @ 10 am ET; Wednesday, November 9 @ 2 pm ET</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Fri, 04 Nov 2011 23:10:00 -0700 Los Angeles<p>Tune in or log on to enjoy Chris Isaak in-studio at KCSN in Los Angeles today at 5pm PT (7pm CT / 8pm ET). In LA, tune in to 88.5fm and elsewhere log on to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Let the station know your favorite part of the session!</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:00:00 -0700 Kimmel Live! Performance<p>Check out all three Jimmy Kimmel Live! <a href="" target="_blank">performances</a>!</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:15:00 -0700 Kimmel Live! 11/2/11<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Watch Chris perform 2 tracks from "Beyond The Sun" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC this Wednesday November 2nd. Check your local listings for times / channels.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 01 Nov 2011 15:55:00 -0700 on NPR's All Things Considered<br /><img src="" /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read the full article & listen to the interview </a></p> <p>What if you could time-travel back to Memphis' Sun Studios in the 1950s? Behind the console would be none other than producer Sam Phillips. You might hear such classic songs as "My Happiness," "Crazy Arms" or "Walk the Line," originally recorded at Sun Studio...</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:25:00 -0700 Chris on The Tonight Show!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Did you miss Chris Isaak on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno?Don't fret. You can watch the whole episode, or just Chris' performance online. Click over to <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a>to watch it now!</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:55:00 -0700't Forget! The Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Tavis Smiley on PBS<p>Chris has been making the rounds promoting his new album "Beyond The Sun", and has a couple new appearances to announce. Check your local listings and don't miss his performances on:</p> <p>October 24th - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC</p> <p>October 28th - Tavis Smiley on PBS</p> <p>Also, keep an eye out for Chris on CNN. And remember to check out the <a title="media" href="" target="_self">media</a>page for an archive of all his most recent TV appearances.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:35:00 -0700 Morning Buzz LIVE<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Chris stopped by Vh1 Morning Buzz to play "Great Balls of Fire" from his new album "Beyond The Sun" and an intimate version of his hit "Wicked Game".Check out the videos here:</p> <p><a title=""Great Balls of Fire"" href="" target="_blank">"Great Balls of Fire"</a></p> <p><a title=""Wicked Game"" href="" target="_blank">"Wicked Game"</a></p> <p>Be sure to keep an eye on the <a title="Media" href="" target="_self">Media</a> section for other recent TV appearances.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:55:00 -0700 Isaak on EXTRA<p>Chris segment on EXTRA is going to air tonight! There will be an extended version airing this weekend (Saturday and Sunday). EXTRA airs at 7:00pm ET/PT on NBC. Check local listings for additional air times.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:45:00 -0700 Isaak on KLOS with Mark & Brian<p>Listen toChris on the KLOS Mark & Brian Morning Show this Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 9AM PT! Those of you in LA, Portland, Sacramento, and more can tune in on radio. Or, you can look for your city at <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a> and even if your city is not listed, you can listen online on that site!</p> <p>Full list of affiliates:</p> <p>Los Angeles, CA - KLOS 95.5FM</p> <p>Best Rock Portland, OR - KGON 92.3 FM</p> <p>Sacramento, CA - KSEG 96.9 FM</p> <p>San Luis Obispo, CA - KXFM 99.1 FM</p> <p>Santa Barbara, CA - KRRF 106.3 FM</p> <p>The Surf Palm Springs, CA - KDGL 106.9 FM</p> <p>Chico, CA - KTHU 100.7 FM</p> <p>Hermiston, Oregon - KLKY 96.1 FM</p> <p>Laughlin, NV - KLUK 97.9 FM</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:05:00 -0700 Isaak Upcoming TV Appearances!<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Check your local listings - Chris will be all over your TV this month to promote the release of "Beyond The Sun"....</p> <p><strong>Attention Australian fans! </strong></p> <p>Chris will be performing one of the hits from his new album <strong>Beyond The Sun</strong> on the highly successful Australian TV show X FACTOR. Be watching channel 7 from 7.30pm this Tuesday October 11 Aust DST.</p> <p>October 19th The Today Show (10am hour)</p> <p>October 19th VH1s Big Morning Buzz Live</p> <p>October 24th Tonight Show with Jay Leno</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:55:00 -0700 Horror Movies with Chris Isaak! Starting Oct 10th 2011<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>Oct. 10-16: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Isaak, who presented a special poolside screening of Elvis Presley in Girl Happy (1965) at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival, and chose an entire night of films as TCMs Guest Programmer for June, will introduce more classic horror on Oct. 10, including The Wolf Man (1941) and The Uninvited (1944); Nicholas Rays envelope-pushing classics Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Johnny Guitar (1954) on Oct. 11; a Mark Twain celebration on Oct. 13; and a look at Italian neorealist filmmakers on Oct. 15.</p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:20:00 -0700 ISAAK iTunes Live From Sydney – Friday 7th October<br /><img src="" /><br /><p>On Friday October 7th, Sydney fans will have an opportunity to attend a live and intimate performance by Chris Isaak as part of the iTunes Live from Sydney series.</p> <p>Fans are advised to head to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for further information on how to attain tickets to this exclusive event. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the night a first come first served basis. Doors open at 8.30pm.</p> <p>The performance will commence at 9.00pm and a recording of the performance will be made available exclusively on iTunes later this year. The session will include songs from Beyond The Sun, including Great Balls of Fire, Cant Help Falling In Love, I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire and Pretty Woman, along with many songs that have that equally familiar feel but are perhaps less well-known like Miss Pearl, I Forgot To Remember To Forget and Dixie Fried.</p> <p>The accurately titled Beyond the Sun is a self-described labour of love. Since Chris fell in love with his parents 45s as a child in Stockton, California, this passionate writer/artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there - including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis - all of them discovered and nurtured by Sam Phillips.</p> <p>Isaaks longstanding desire to musically salute his inspirations was fast-tracked when he read a 2000 interview with the great Sun Records producer Sam Phillips that appeared in the Oxford American. Near the end of the Q&A, Phillips was asked if any contemporary recording artists grabbed his attention. His response blew Chris away. I don't keep up with the business like I used to, said Phillips, but I love to listen to Chris Isaak. Hes very talented, and his music is so damned honest. Its incredible. That pretty much sealed the deal for this Sun worshiper.</p> <p>Now, at long last, Isaak magically recaptures the transformative brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-50s, while also getting down to the nitty-gritty of his own deeply rooted musical identity.</p> <p><strong> iTUNES LIVE FROM SYDNEY FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER @ 9.00PM APPLE STORE SYDNEY 367 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY</strong></p><p>From <a href=""></a></p>Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:15:00 -0700